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December 17, 2014

The Hopewell Band

The Hopewell Band

The Hopewell Band recently concluded recording their 2nd CDa version of the song Moondance, made famous by artist Van Morrison.

The recording session was conducted at the Kick-A Mix studio in Orwell, Ohio, where Tom Schimley is owner and operator.

Having recorded their first song, a version of the hit I Can See Clearly Now earlier this year, the Band is adding...[read more]

Posted by Rick Karges, Executive Director/CEO

December 12, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas is always an exciting time at Hopewell. Every year we embrace the season with crafts, decorations and one of our all-time favorite activities, hand selecting our Christmas tree. This year was no different. Ten residents with three Hopewell staffers spent half a day at Manner's Pine Tree Lodge in Jefferson, Ohio selecting two beautiful pines. The residents had to...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

November 06, 2014

Adventures with the Nature Group

Adventures with the Nature Group

The nature group is always exploring and looking for their next adventure. Recently, the nature group helped transport wood via horse and buggy to the sugar house to prepare for next year's maple sugaring that we are very excited about. Norm, Hopewell's farm manager agreed to give the nature group some of the wood by the Wellman pond fire...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 24, 2014

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Cottage 2 residents will be in for a sweet treat when the figs growing on our own fig tree ripen. The tree was planted in Spring of 2013 by Brendan, a former resident, who started the tree from a cutting from his father's fig tree. Brendan has left his mark on Hopewell with his masonry and horticultural projects that can...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 11, 2014

Camping at Wellman Pond

Camping at Wellman Pond

A couple weeks ago, eight residents and two staff members set off for an unplugged camping experience at Wellman Pond. Residents were able to delegate duties and demonstrated great cooperation with each other. Some of the duties entailed preparing meals. They cooked all the meals themselves over an open fire including hamburgers, turkey burgers, baked potatoes, chicken and vegetable kabobs,...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

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